If you don’t follow Lauren Conrad on Pinterest and you love braids, I highly suggest you do. The girl has been a braid guru (in my book) since she debuted her braided bangs on The Hills a couple of years ago. Now, her Pinterest board ‘Primp’ is full of different braided looks that I absolutely adore.

In the spirit of the loving her braids, I recently stumbled upon a video of her giving herself a loose, side fish braid and she made it look pretty doable. Here are the steps you need to follow for this look. After you study them, watch Lauren do it herself in the video below.

Step 1

Create a ponytail using a clear plastic rubber band and only wrap it around your hair once.

Step 2

Split the ponytail into two pieces instead of the three like you would normally do for a regular braid.

Step 3 – the tricky part

Take one skinny strand from the first side and pass it over the second side. Then, take one sizeable strand from the second side and pass it over the first side. Repeat this step for the desired braid while pulling each strand tightly and firmly to keep the braid intact.

Step 4

Once you’ve finished your braid, carefully cut the clear rubber band with scissors to create the loose braid look.

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